Never buy anything advertised on television 

If I could identify one “Rule” To Live by, this would be it.  As far as I’m concerned, it’s the one “hold-back” Robert Fulghum left out of his literary classic, “Everything I Needed To Know, I Learned In Kindergarten”.  And it should be known that every accomplished master never reveals all; they usually keep a … More Never buy anything advertised on television 

My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 2 of 2 :)

This is a continuation of the previous post, which was simply too cool to be limited to one post.  😉 The previous disclaimers still apply – educational/entertainment purposes only, not intended as medical advice, consult with your licensed healthcare provider, yada yada. So, without further babbling, here’s Part 2. 🙂 Holy Basil (aka Tulsi) – … More My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 2 of 2 🙂

My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 1 of 2 :)

It’s been a while since I’ve actually done a “helpful, educational” post, so I figure hey–it’s time. 😉 Before I get started, I have to issue my usual disclaimers.  Things like “even though I’m a doctor, I’m unfortunately not yours, so this isn’t intended to be medical advice” and “this is for ‘entertainment/FYI purposes’ only” … More My go-to ‘survival kit’ of herbal remedies ~ Part 1 of 2 🙂

Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue 

In writing my last post, I realized that there’s another side to this whole societal stratification thing: I inadvertently left out the ones who usually get left out of the conversation. Oops.  My bad.  Didn’t mean to do that. The oversight is especially surprising because this latter group is the one of which I’m a … More Stratification ~ The other side of the prologue 

iPhone hygiene: how I make (and keep) my phone tolerable 

It’s been almost nine months since that fateful September day when I had finally had it up to here (points to the chin or the eyebrows, or somewhere in between) with my iPhone 5. Its agonizing decline was so gradual and, well, agonizing that I felt compelled to write about it at the time, since … More iPhone hygiene: how I make (and keep) my phone tolerable 

Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong

Evidence is mounting that nicotine might be the next “smart drug”. Yep, that’s right. Except that you won’t hear that – ever – touted in the US. Why not? I’m not sure–at least, I don’t have anything I can prove.  But I have my theories.  But I’ll get to those later.  Let’s start dispelling myths. … More Everything we’ve heard about nicotine is wrong